Speaking Into The Air

Project information

Talent Pablo Alvarez Mesa
Role of participant Director
Director Pablo Alvarez Mesa
Status finished

Production details

Running time 22 min
Genre Documentary (Creative)
Year of production 2014
Country of Production Canada
Production Company
Pablo Alvarez Mesa
Website http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4023776/


still / picture for Speaking Into The Air


Synopsis

Before social media platforms like facebook, tiwtter and instagram there was ham radio. A network of radio operators would meet in the airwaves and with analogue machines they would connect bridging long distances and languages. In a basement packed with 2-way radio equipment, antennas, and fading black and white photographs Andre Sipos sits in front of what looks like a WWII communications post and after turning knobs and switches, a blast of interference, static and a distance voice in a foreign language emanate from the speakers. In this short film we travel through time to a post war era where communications were in the front line of war, a time that established communications as we know them today. SPEAKING INTO THE AIR is short creative documentary about a scientist and the time machine he built in his basement in an effort to keep in touch with a distant past.


Participation in international festivals / awards

RIDM, IFFR, RCVQ